Beth Troy became a Christian during the first semester of her freshman year in collage and, as an avid reader, was eager to discover Christian fiction. She headed to the bookstore, hoping to find a story about a girl like herself, but only discovered a sea of bonnets and horses.This experience inspired her to later write her debut novel, Lu. As our Author of the Day, Troy tells us about Lu's character, why she picked a small town setting for the book and much more.
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Ben Leybovich is a real estate investor, author, speaker and entrepreneur who has discovered the power of House Hacking. As this technique outperformed all of his projections, he decided that it was something that needed to be shared with others. In his book, House Hacking, he does exactly that. As our Author of the Day, he chats about his experiences with house hacking, explains how one can live for free with this strategy and tells us who would benefit from this book.
From a very young age, George A. Santino realized that if you wanted something, you had to work for it - even if that meant digging for soda bottles in trash cans. This attitude got him far in life - he received four rejections from Microsoft before they employed him in an entry level position. Years later, he made partner and managed to retire at age 55. As our author of the day, Santino tells us more about his autobiography and what it takes to get back up in life.
James Fahy grew up on a steady diet of Tolkien and CS Lewis and this is very evident in his Changeling Series. According to a reader, the series "took everything I loved about my childhood, shook it up and thrust it back at me in unexpected ways." As our Author of the Day, Fahy talks about the second book in the series, The Drowned Tomb, reveals his vision for the series and chats about the source of his inspiration.
When John Etzil isn't flying planes, he enjoys writing thrillers featuring vigilante heroes taking out bad guys in a no-holds-bared-way. As our Author of the Day, we chat with Etzil about his Vigilante Justice series, why he is such a Hemingway fan and he gives us a peek behind the scenes of what it takes to produce a fast-paced thriller.
Jackie Weger did a lot of interesting things in her life, such as starting university at 62 and traveling the word, living in tiny jungle villages. As she has found too many romance books are serious with poor, orphaned heroines, her novels are filled with humor and buzzing with family life. As our Author of the Day, Weger chats about how the Alabama Raised cottages inspired her latest book, Persimmon Road, reveals why she included a Civil War era ghost in the story and much more.
After studying fiction for many years, A.C. Nicholls has been writing Fantasy with kick-ass magic, faeries, vampires, werewolves, witches and more. He recently finished his popular series, The Cardkeeper Chronicles. Today we chat with him about his love for urban fantasy, why he picked Chicago as the backdrop of his books and get a peek behind the scenes to see what it took to write The Cardkeeper Chronicles.
Randal Sloan grew up watching what used to be science fiction turn into science reality. He is fascinated by what the future may hold and enjoys writing thrillers set in the Near Future. As our Author of the Day, Sloan tells us about his science background, why he didn't become a physicist and gives us some insights in the creation of his book, Awakening.
While in bed with pneumonia, Linda K. Hopkins had the idea to write Moondance, a contemporary shapeshifter romance. Hopkins has lived on three different continents, and loves to travel - with a slab of chocolate (or ten) stashed in her case and a cup of steaming hot coffee every morning. As our Author of the Day, Hopkins reveals why she enjoys writing paranormal romance, talks about her love for the Canadian Rockies and reveals her secret skills
Gary Ponzo started on his first thriller after publishing seven or eight short stories (2 of which were nominated for the Pushcart Prize), much to the delight of his readers. He created agent Nick Bracco, a Sicilian character with ties with the Mob, inspired by his own experiences growing up in a Sicilian family. As our Author of the Day, Ponzo chats about his childhood, the Mob and reveals how the Nick Bracco books turned into a series.
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